July 24, 2020 – With the Covid-19 pandemic putting a stranglehold on live concerts for most musicians, playing live has been mostly limited to live streams and playing drive-ins. Finally, we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. For the first time since February, The Allman Betts Band will return to the stage to play a live concert to support their new album entitled “Bless Your Heart.” They are one of the first bands to resume playing in front of a live audience since the outbreak.
The band will play live at The Rooftop at Pier 17 at 89 South Street, New York City on Wednesday, July 29th – that’s this coming Wednesday. The band has released two singles off of the album (due on August 28th) – “Magnolia Road” and “Pale Horse Rider”, which debuted today. You can watch the video of “Pale Horse Rider” below.
In addition, the band has schedules a series of live concert dates, mostly in the northeastern US. You can view The Allman Betts Band tour dates here. The number of dates may be limited but hey, it’s a start! They will also being playing live on Saturday, July 25 on CBS This Morning Saturday. The show starts at 8AM (EST.) Don’t miss it!
(UPDATE:) The band played a live version of Pale Horse Rider during their two-song stint on CBS This Morning – Saturday! Here is the clip:
They closed out the show with a rendition of the ABB classic “Midnight Rider.”
The Allman Betts Band was formed in 2018 when Devon Allman and his band began having guest appearances by Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts. They were joined on bass by Berry Duane Oakley, son of ABB bassist Berry Oakley. The released their self-titled debut album in 2019 and went on a heavy touring schedule for the rest of the year. I was lucky enough to catch them in February, before the Corona virus outbreak. Give them a listen and check them out live if you can.
What songs would you like to hear The Allman Betts Band play live?